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Will C. Wood Middle School | 420 Grand St. Alameda, CA 94501 | 510.748.4015 | @GoWoodBeavers

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What is STEAM?

STEAM is a way to teach how all things relate to each other, in school and in life. It’s more fun than traditional learning styles and makes more sense to all types of learners because it is based on ...more

Group Delphi, local Alameda design leader partners with Wood's MakerSpace!

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Students tinker and create!

Wood students participated in a fun afterschool program where they explored the childhood pasttime of "tinkering". Take a look at what they created.


Beavers To-Do List:

1. Study hard

2. Be nice to your teachers

3. Make a new friend

4. Order a yearbook

5. Eat your vegetables

6. Listen to your parents

7. Do your homework

8. Get 8-9 hours of sleep nightly

9. Drink plenty of water

10. Love your life!

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Congratulations Wood Science Department and Students!

Check out Wood Middle School featured on Stopwaste.org!


-Special Congressional Recognition of outstanding and invaluable service for the community as an Ocean Guardian School  by Representative Sam Farr

-NOAA Ocean Guardian Award for our Exemplary Efforts as a guardian of Our Oceans

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Hello Wood Middle School Parents!


We’re in the last few weeks left of the school year. Wow! It has gone by fast! I would like to say a few things…


Thank you for attending the Parent Program series workshop, “Raising Kids with Emotional Intelligence”!It was a full house of parents and some of us had to stand to listen to George Papageorge, MFT give his presentation to us! As a parent, I felt that I was in a safe, heartwarming environment to learn about the emotional support that I my child who attends our fine school and my family needs for future reference and success. I’m definitely thrilled about George’s approach that he takes to teach us (in our parent language) so that we understood how everything was defined in psychological terminology. Thank you, George Papageorge for sharing your Greek heritage, how the terms you shared relates to Emotional Intelligence, and the important tips on staying “connected” with our kids.



Come to see what’s been accomplished by your child and their classmates! There is so much to be shared! Wood Middle School students and the staff want to show off their energy, joy, and pride they have put into their projects over this past school year! There will be a raffle and prize awarded! See you there!



We have our talented students providing great entertainment at 2 Assemblies in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR)

Assembly 1 - 9:07 to 10:07 AM

Assembly 2 - 10:10 to 11:10 AM

This is one of last special events and means so much to the kids to see them perform showing off their talents! See you there!



One last announcement I have for parents, is that I attended a Press Conference on your behalf, because as parents who wish they could attend their child’s school events or to volunteer at their child’s school.

It was for a proposed bill AB2405 – The Paid Family-School Partnership Act, authored by Assemblyman, Mike Gatto, 43rd District. This bill is so important to me to share with Wood Middle School parents, because in the past I have wanted to attend school events, but found I had to make a choice between earning money to survive (I worked 2-3 jobs) or not get paid and attend my children’s school events. Recently, I have made calls to ask WMS parents if they could come to our school parent seminars or other events, only to hear those same words I had to say: “Sorry, I have to work and cannot make it.” I’m sure that it tears a parent apart to choose between their job and their parental involvement at their child’s school. I have been there which is why I attended and spoke up about my parents at Wood.


This bill would require employers to give a parent 3 paid days off to be there at their child’s events or to volunteer, which schools really benefit, too! It's a WIN-WIN for all of us! I have attached a summary of AB2405 for your review.


Please support this legislation and vote for it! You'll have the right to be there for your child!


Thank you!

Caroline Topeé

Parent Liaison

Wood Middle School


Go Beavers!


Dearest PTA,


The teachers and staff at Wood would like to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts (and stomachs) for hosting such a fabulous Teacher Appreciation Week! It was so cool being met with sweet treats every day in the staff lounge not to mention the yummy Cinco de Mayo feast! And the staff lounge still blows our minds-it’s such a cool and jazzy destination now thanks to your hard work!


With Gratitude,


Wood Staff!


Think summer. Think SJND.
Summer Discovery at Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School offers summer fun, athletic and academic enrichment activities for K-8 students. We have sports clinics, cooking, art, engineering, speech and more! We also have Back to School Boot Camp and Middle School Success Academy to prepare elementary and middle school students with core skills needed for academic success. There’s something for everyone at Summer Discovery! Early bird priority registration is due April 29. Register online today at SJND.org. Questions? Visit sjnd.org and click on Summer Discovery or contact Kathryn Hill at khill@sjnd.org.


Bike Safety Camp for Alameda Boys and Girls going into 6th-9th Grades 

Easy Street Cycling is offering one week bike camps designed to give kids hands-on practice to master everything they need to know to ride bikes in the road on their own.  Campers will learn to ride visibly and predictably allowing them  to ride more confidently.  Parents will get peace-of-mind knowing their kids understand the rules of the road and how to interact safely with other road users.  Easy Street Cycling Bike Campers will become experts on how to properly lock their bikes, use their gears, change a flat tire, safely navigate intersections and best of all have fun! For more information, please contact Bonnie Wehmann at (510) 504-4351. www.easystreetcycling.com


Bladium Kids Camps
When school's out, camp's in! Kids discover who they are and what they can achieve at Bladium Kids Camps. Our activities cultivate values, develop skills and nurture relationships. We challenge children to grow in imagination, creativity, self-directed initiative, and leadership.  Camps are for children ages 5-14. Camps run from 9 am to 4 pm with optional extended care from June 20th – August 26th. Please email alamedacamps@bladium.com or call (510) 814-4999 for more information.


Art Yowza Summer Camp Registration Now Open!

During the summer, Art Yowza offers innovative theme camps. We’ll be making wild inventions, fun sculptures and magical paintings related to the theme camp. The emphasis is on fun and creativity. Art Yowza was established in 2004 and offers an exciting visual arts program that supports the development of new creative skills. We empower kids to think and use their imaginations. The nurturing environment encourages unique self-expression and self-esteem. The small class size, individualized attention, stimulating environment, and beautiful setting make it possible for every learner to blossom.  

We value high quality art, friendship and fun!


Please contact Art Yowza Director Rebecca Stees for more information at: fun@artyowza.com

To register online please go to: http://www.artyowza.org/



To: Parents and Caregivers of all girls going into grades 4-9


The Alameda High School Women’s Basketball coaching staff and players are hosting our 17th annual summer camp and clinics.

4-day camp (open to player of all skills levels) – June 21-24 runs from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Our 3-day advanced clinics will be held throughout July.

Get the Early Bird price by registering before 5/1.

Our campers always have a lot of fun learning the game of basketball.

Don’t Miss Out!!  Enroll today.


To locate our brochure visit www.Hornetboosters.org – scroll down the main page to Special Features and look for the link to Summer Sports Camps.

For more information contact Brad Thomas - bthomas@alameda.k12.ca.us.



Girls Inc. Summer Camp 2016 Registration Open NOW!

Girls Inc. of the Island City Summer Camp 2016, beginning June 27-Aug 5 for girls entering 1st-6th grade (at least 6 years old). Girls Inc. offers week-long, all-day camps with varying themes and topics, some of which include sports, science, cooking, drama, arts and culture, and much more! Each week also includes an exciting field trip. Mail in registration begins Monday, February 29th . For more information please visit our website, www.girlsincislandcity.org or call the main office at 510-521-1743.


2nd Annual Clay “C-Bone” Harding Skateboard Tournament
The 2nd Annual Clay “C-Bone” Harding Skateboard Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 4th at the Alameda Skatepark. Registration will start at 10am and the tournament takes place from 11am – 4pm. The event is open to youth and adults ages 12 and up (younger skaters are encouraged to come out and watch the event). There is a $5 registration fee with all proceeds going towards Alameda Skatepark improvements. Come out and join the fun, watch the skaters, and remember Clay in the place he loved best with friends and family. Seating is limited so bring your own chairs.

Play-Well Engineering, Gaming, & Robotics using LEGO Summer CampsPlay-Well TEKnologies teaches kids ages 5-13 the concepts of engineering, physics, architecture, and robotics through building and playing with LEGO. Learn about fundamental STEM principles in both core (i.e. Pre-Engineering, Engineering FUNdamentals) and themed (i.e. Jedi Engineering, Mine Craft Build, Mindstorms Robotics) week long, half-day camps.  These camps are offered throughout the summer with the City of Alameda and beyond.  Price varies by location and camp curriculum.  Visit
www.play-well.org for dates and additional details!


Drawing & Painting & Paper Cutting & Kung Fu & Lion

Dance at the International Chi Institute Summer Camp


Chinese Language and Culture:

  • Chinese Character Recognition, Practice Mandarin

  • Learn Drawing, Chinese Painting, paper cutting skills

  • Built techniques in sketch and watercolor painting step by step

  • Instruction in both English and Chinese

  • Material fee is included

Learn fundamental Kung Fu & Lion Dancing with step by step lessons

  • Master Yan brings over 15 years of martial art teaching experience

Tuition: $150 per week

Register for 5 or more weeks: Free Uniform Set

Register for 9 weeks: Free Kung Fu tutorial DVD

Sibling Discount: Buy one get 2nd half price

Registration Fee: $50 Nonrefundable

Kung Fu Uniform Set: $75

Tuition Deposit: $200 (Refundable if your notice is before 6/1/16)

At least 5 years old. Please contact us for pricing if you are only available in certain time and dates. Flier attached!


 Registration Open NOW for 2016 Vacation Bible School!




Vacation Bible School (VBS) is an English speaking student program for students entering grades 1 to 8 in Fall 2016 which offers young people safe and fun summer activities. Our sessions include Bible-centered teaching time, recreation, puppet shows, arts and crafts, and refreshments. Join us for these fun-filled mornings! Sessions will be held:

9:30 am to 12:30 pm - Monday, July 25 - Friday, August 5, 2016

www.bacbc.orgDownload the registration forms from our website at

vbs@bacbc.orgQuestions? Call (510)385-0574, or e-mail